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To make bcpcouncil.gov.uk easier to use, we place small files on your device (for example your iPad or laptop) called cookies. Most big websites do this too.

Cookies improve things by:

  • remembering the things you’ve chosen while on our website, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. 

We don’t use cookies on this website that collect information about what other websites you visit (often referred to as privacy intrusive cookies).

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these files as you wish.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
CookieNamePurposeMore Information

Google Analytics

Google Tag Manager

_ga

_gid

_gat

 These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.

We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form. Data collected includes, number of visitors to the site, where visitors came to the site from, the pages they visited.

An overview of Google Analytics privacy

 

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics you can use their 'Opt out tool'.

YouTube videos

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

A cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old

8 months

YSC

Used by YouTube to remember user input and associate a user’s actions

When you close your browser

Google Privacy Policy

Hotjar

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress  

This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. 

30 minutes 

_hjid_hjIncludedInPageviewSample

This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit.

30 minutes

_hjIncludedInSessionSample This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling. 30minutes
_hjSession_{id} Holds the current session data.  30minutes
_hjSessionUser_{id} Used to store your Hotjar User ID, unique to this site on this browser.

365 days

Hotjar Cookies

Azure

anonprofile

This keeps track of your logged in status.

When you close your browser

ARRAffinitySameSite

ARRAffinity

Used to make sure that your page requests are all directed to the same server for each session.

When you close your browser

AnchorFM

ki_t

Used to manage your preferences when you listen to our podcasts

5 years

reduxPersist%3AlocalStorage 1 week
__stripe_mid 1 year
_gcl_au 3 months
reduxPersistIndex 1 week
__stripe_sid 1 day
reduxPersist%3AvoiceMessageCreationModalScreen 1 week
reduxPersist%3Aonboarding 1 week
reduxPersist%3Acompliance 1 week
_ga 2 years
reduxPersist%3Atutorial 1 week
__pdst 1 year
_scid 13 months
_fbp 3 months
_gid 1 day

Cookie Control

CookieControl

This is used to remember your cookie preferences on this website.

90 days

 Our payment portals may also use cookies for secure payment processing. We have not restricted these cookies.